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CPS should just hang out at Disneyland

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My DH, DS and I have annual passes to Disneyland and try to go often.  I have a lot of really bad parenting there.  On New Years, in the space of about 3 minutes, I saw two sad cases.  This couple had their son on a very dirty leash.  The kid looked a little too old to be on one (I've personally never used one, but to each their own).  Like all kids at a theme park, this one was trying to climb up on the fence.  It was low to the ground and concrete.  What does the dad do?  He just yanks him backwards.  The kid falls onto the concrete ground and the parents just scold him and stand him up. 

In front of them was another family.  The son was caught up looking at everything and missed that the line moved.  The dad grabbed him by the collar and jerked him up there, scolding him and then he slapped him in the back of the head.

The worst I've seen though has to be the "mom" who was screaming at her handicapped son in his wheelchair while he balled his eyes out.  It looked like he had dropped his ice cream.  That was the most heartbreaking thing I've seen there I think.

Have you seen some really bad parenting in public?  It's really hard for me not to say or do anything in those situations.

by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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dizziestdream
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Hahaha! If I can't hold my DS hand, I make him hold on to my shirt or something.  When he was really small and in a stroller, I would make sure I had my foot looped around one of the wheels while we were eating or that I had a hand on it at all times.  I might be a "smother". 

Quoting x_Starr_x:

Quoting dizziestdream:




LOL I make mine hang on to my cart....Im to paranoid....


dizziestdream
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Wow!  The adults can be awful.  They really do have the worst behavior. 

Quoting Momof3smoochies:

I have seen worse behavior from adults just being stupid. I saw these two ladies going at it over a dole whip!


x_Starr_x
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Quoting dizziestdream:





Nah with the crap today you cant take your eyes off your kids to many creepos out there
dizziestdream
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM

I totally agree.  I live in a highly populated county/place and I'm from a small town.  What would have been considered okay when I was a kid, would not be good today.

Quoting x_Starr_x:

Quoting dizziestdream:





Nah with the crap today you cant take your eyes off your kids to many creepos out there


carterscutie85
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM

I'm a cashier so I've seen a lot.

One thing that irks me is parents taking their brand new babies out in sub zero temps-without a coat, shoes, blanket, hat, etc.

I have seriously seen brand new babies in simply a onesie and the parent going outside when it's like negative 12 degrees out without anything covering them. Or kids with terrible coughs running around hacking up a lung and then going out with no coat, hat, etc.

dizziestdream
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Oh my goodness!

Quoting carterscutie85:

I'm a cashier so I've seen a lot.

One thing that irks me is parents taking their brand new babies out in sub zero temps-without a coat, shoes, blanket, hat, etc.

I have seriously seen brand new babies in simply a onesie and the parent going outside when it's like negative 12 degrees out without anything covering them. Or kids with terrible coughs running around hacking up a lung and then going out with no coat, hat, etc.


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